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Santa Anita for Friday 4 November 2011



Saturday's regular SA selections will most likely be posted Friday evening and no later than 5:30 am Pacific time on Saturday.


Saturday's Breeders Cup selections will be posted by 4:30 pm Pacific time Friday night.




Breeders Cup Ladies Classic race 10 at Churchill

race 10  6-3-2-7-8 super high five paid $2,435.80

6  Royal Delta   superior history for this Mott filly when he runs this girl on 4 or 5 weeks rest......including going away at the wire wins (by 2 1/2 & 5 1/2 lengths) in 2 prestigious Grade 1 events......sure like her mid pack running style

8  Plum Pretty   ultra sharp in the am and 1 for 1 at CD winning the Kentucky Oaks at today's distance....controlling speed of the race only has the 5 horse to deal with early on....should be in it from the get go if the track is playing fair

3  It's Tricky   sharpest drill in quite some time.....seems to be peaking at the right the rider switch to Dominguez especially on a stalker

2  Pachattack   lone dirt race wasn't bad considering this mare tends to flatten out in the late stages at 1 1/4....1 1/8 looks like the perfect fit......finishes strong

7  Ultra Blend   nothing would surprise with this invader from sunny California in that she constantly outruns her odds and is incredibly consistent.....actually when I think more about it it is hard to imagine she wouldn't try her heart out and be in the thick of things


race 1   slightly below average clarity

2  Ello Guv   owns good early speed in this spot with the best speed jock left on the grounds.....1st off the claim is a good thing quite often for Lewis

4  Level Up   bad trip in maiden debut hides an OK effort......can build on the race especially with a positive rider change

5  Captain Magic   last looks like the old gimme/go for Josh Litt who gets it done with limited starters

10   I Feel Free   moved forward some in last........working like another move in the right direction is about to occur


race 2    average clarity

8  Man Chester Man   very consistent these race last time ran today's 7F distance getting beat by only 2 1/2 with about 10 lengths of trouble

10  Exclamation    2 straight strong figs/efforts in a row.....ample time to recover for his new trainer who just snatched him at the claiming box

7  Cafe Con Leche   loves the conventional recent drill.....semi hot trainer to boot

4  Certified Diamond   stellar record when running on fast rated conventional dirt tracks


race 3    average clarity

8  Initial Impression   basically her whole career fits well at today's 25K level and now it is Mitchell in control 1st after the claim

3  Hameildaeme   very consistent sort at the 25-32K level.......usually gets a good trip when drawing posts close to the inside like today

6  Dialan   can sit close in this spot and that looks like an advantage here....last looks like the tune-up for this afternoon

5  Vikkilee   big wake up in last back on the grass for the 1st time since early efforts on the green stuff are on the SA grass and this is the last chance to run on it for a couple of months


race 4    average clarity

2  Ziva   Kory Owens is good with maiden claiming 1st has tossed 4 winners out of 4 starters.....nice work've got to like 3 strong positives

3  Warren's Lady   last dirt race without blinkers (6 races back) is very strong....finally blinkers off move by her new trainer......impressive recent work tab too

11  Feisty Friend   finished work regiment off with a fast 4F gate drill which bodes well to get some good position out of the gate in only a 5 1/2 furlong race...and this 1ster is ridden by the best speed rider left on the grounds in the name of  M.  Pedroza

5  Creston Cutie   Art Sherman is a very low % trainer with 1sters but this girl is working too well to be ignored


race 5    average clarity

7  Battle Force   very impressive MSW debut especially considering this 2 year old debuted on the turf....and Shirreffs is most often better with 2nd timers .....Blanc is another jock who needs to get it going and seemingly gets a bone here with the top jocks out East for the weekend

1  Insideondoutside   Mullins is good with 1sters debuting on the sod and the way this one is training it suggests he is ready to roll at for asking as well......pedigree is solid for the turf

8  Solid South    another with good turf breeding and this 1ster is also working as if a good showing in his 1st out is in the cards....Gary Mandella is also very capable with 1sters beginning their career on the sod...not too many trainers are

6  Unusual Heatwave   2 very solid lifetime starts but the riders were Rosario/Bejarano.....hello to a rider who has zero wins and zero 2nds in 35 mounts at the meet.....a slump must be brutal on a jockey and his agent


race 6    average clarity

3  Melissa Rose   3 for 5 on conventional dirt.....plenty of speed in this spot so this one's ability to stalk can be a major asset here....that is the route Santiago took to victory with this filly the last time he got to ride her

6  Bench Glory   major wake up in last and it was hidden by a very poor trip-a-roo........and........closing style sure seems like it fits this race loaded with speed

14  Include Me Out   seemingly best horse in the field but draws the ugly 14 post and........a jock up who has yet to hit the board in 11 mounts this meet

2  Kindle   pounded at the windows at GG and won 1st time out of the box.....needs a small move forward and needs to do it 1st time on conventional dirt


race 7    average clarity

7  Palio Prince   last win came 2 months between starts in a race down the hill....same scenario today and the drills strongly suggest the trainer means business

10  Quinton's Destiny   Mitchell is stellar 2nd time on the turf and not too shabby 1st time blinkers either....tough post but new jock Berrios has already had two very ride rides with far outside posts down the hill

6  Special Kid   nice improvement and a win 1st time after the claim by Hector since are strong.....same or even better likely today

3  Hurricane Ike   only one 3rd in three lifetime grass races but likes 7F on the AW which hints that he might prefer a race (his 1st ever) down the SA hill turf course.....popped his best drill in quite some time a couple of weeks ago....feeling good maybe

8  Star Dance M D   1st ever on the turf but bred decently for it....trainer might by very high on the horse to step up again and by a wide margin

4  Nashem   not too bad in two turn grass races....does have something to prove in sprint grass affairs



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